The sky's the limit but not for us

Our Curriculum at the Learning Academy Partnership

Our Intent

Our children will blossom through experiencing a knowledge-rich curriculum which is both broad and balanced and fosters a love of learning, enabling all children to make connections.

We have chosen to follow the National Curriculum and the breadth of our curriculum ensures that there are no limits to learning and our pupils are encouraged to embrace every learning opportunity that is presented to them.

Our curriculum is the beating heart of our academies and is rooted in John 10:10

"I came that they might have life and live it to the full."

Our children will flourish through experiencing a knowledge-rich curriculum which is both broad and balanced and fosters a love of learning, enabling all children to make connections and be well prepared for the next stage of their education.

Curriculum intent

Our School's Curriculum

The curriculum is the beating heart of Ilsham C of E Academy; it has been carefully crafted and organised so that our pupils gain the necessary knowledge and skills to take them into the next stages of their education and beyond.

Our curriculum is ambitious and we want our pupils to achieve the impossible and develop the determination to succeed. Our ambition gives us the purpose and desire to create change in our local communities and the wider world beyond. Leaning into our Christian vision of `The sky’s the limit but not for us’, we want our pupils to be empowered so that they can enact change.

The curriculum is based on the acquisition of knowledge and skills which are the fundamental blocks of learning for each subject. This carefully chosen content enables all children to meet new and exciting concepts across a range of subjects in a sequential way and through the scope of our curriculum, learning is layered reiteratively so that prior learning is built upon.

Key areas of study have been carefully considered so that any gaps in pupils’ experiences are addressed – it has been designed with pupils at the heart. It enables our pupils to enhance their understanding of what it means to be a citizen in modern Britain, what it means to explore their local community and communities beyond and what it means to develop their cultural capital. It is about giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school years and beyond.